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, to statuary hall in the u.s. capitol building. a statue of rosa parks unveiled today. here are the president's remarks. >> distinguished guests who are gathered here today. this morning we celebrate a seamstress, slight in stature, but mighty in courage. she defied the odds and she defied injustice. she lived a live of activism but also a life of dignity and grace. and in a single moment, with the simplest of gestures, she helped change america and changed the world. rosa parks held no elect office. she poe test -- possessed no fortune. she lived her life far from the formal seats of power. and yet today she takes her rightful place among those who have shaped this nation's course. i thank all those persons in particular, the members of the congressional black caucus both past and present, for making this moment possible. [applause] a childhood friend once said about miss parks, nobody ever bossed rosa around and got away with it. that's what an alabama driver learned on december 1st, 1955. 12 years earlier he had kicked mrs. parks off his bus simply because she entered through the front doo
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